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that story coming up. and we've got a hot day ahead. temperatures starting in the 60s headed toward the triple digits. it's a spare the air day. we'll let you know when the heat breaks. sparing any problems on the peninsula but a new incident reported for alamo, 680. we'll tell you what's going on there coming up. let's take you live outside for a look over san francisco. nice shot of the american flag there. the official countdown to halloween is on. it is october 1st. it is monday, "today in the bay." 5:00 on the nose. good morning, everybody. always happy to have you join us, i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. san jose police looking into the city's 34th homicide of the year. officers found a man with a stab wound near monterey highway and brunell road. he later died. police have not released any
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information about the victim or possible suspects. oakland city officials apologizing this morning for a weekend dance party at the coliseum that prompted a long list of 911 calls. the beyond wonderland event was held in the parking lot of the coliseum saturday night and this is youtube video from that party. oakland police officers say the music from the event was so loud people from san leandro to alameda were busy calling 911 to complain about it. officials released a statement after the event apologizing to all the residents. it says in part while adjustments to the sound were made following the afternoon's sound check, they were clearly not sufficient to control the impact upon residents of our closest cities. we are committed to undertaking an immediate review of the situation to help us create new procedures for the management of audio production. 5:01. safety first. new policy changes go into effect today at a san mateo elementary school where a girl was sexually assaulted, then
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dragged off campus more than a week ago. bob redell joins us live outside parkside elementary school. bob, will parents notice these changes as soon as they drop off their kids this morning? >> reporter: absolutely. some of those changes went into effect last week. the idea they would all bow implemented by today. one of the most obvious is you can see they have got a new gate that's been installed here, so this dpat agate and all the oths will be locked. you might notice that the fence is pretty short, it's still hopable, but that's an issue the school is still looking at, whether they want to raise the fence. some of the other new security measures going into effect today here, locked gates. there's only one entrance for people coming to campus. that's the main entrance. they're using that as a choke point so they can keep track of who's coming an going. no one is allowed on campus to pick up or drop their children. they must be dropped off at the front entrance.
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and all visitors must sign in and wear a badge. these new measures are in response to what happened ten days ago. on friday the 21st, police say bradley morozak followed a 9-year-old student into the bathroom, groped her and took her to a location off campus. he covered her mouth so she wouldn't be able to get someone's attention. this is around 2:45 in the afternoon. once off campus, she did kick the man, threw rocks at him and escaped. she made it back to the school where people here called 911 and he was eventually arrested. the 25-year-old man from san francisco is supposed to be in court tomorrow where he could enter a plea to numerous charges filed against him, including kidnapping and child molestation. earlier that friday police say he was allegedly kicked off another elementary school campus nearby and that at a third campus nearby he allegedly offered alcohol to two students and said something inappropriate to another. reporting live, bob redell,
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"today in the bay." closing arguments expected today in the trial of a former san francisco crime lab tech accused of stealing drugs. debra madden is accused of skimming cocaine from the city's crime lab back in 2009. the allegations led to the closure of the lab and prompted prosecutors to dismiss hundreds of criminal cases. if madden is convicted, she could face up to four years in prison. well, the former bay area psychiatrist accused of molesting seven of his young patients will be back in court today for a competency hearing. last year prosecutors say william ayers likely had dementia and could not be tried. state hospital doctors claim he is just faking that illness to avoid prison. police say the 80-year-old molested seven children between the ages of 8 an 13 during the early '90s. a hayward cab driver is in big trouble for alleged credit card fraud. police arrested the driver last friday at sfo after he allegedly
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made purchases with altered cards. investigators say they used surveillance cameras to i.d. that suspect. they also say he was carrying drugs at the time of his arrest. the taxi driver now faces numerous burglary and drug charges, including committing a felony while on bail. an east bay community is honoring the life of a fallen chp officer. later on tonight in livermore a fund-raiser will be held for kenyon youngstrom. he was shot and killed during a traffic stop on august 4 -- september 4th. talking about the forecast everyone is talking about, the heat. we're finally in october and it is really warm. >> one of the very hot cities today will be right here in oakland, 90 degrees. very unusual for you to touch on the low 90s. of course the raiders are in town. yeah, we've got a game out
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there. her going to have to take it easy and stay hydrated, as will you if you're outdoors today. it's 5:06 in palm springs and they're already 83 degrees. down south you're talking about temperatures in the 110, 120-degree range. we're going to max out around 105 degrees in the hottest cities in the bay area, so the heat is on but this is the last day of extreme heat. tomorrow we're about ten degrees cooler. in san francisco and san mateo, look at all these upper 50s up and down the peninsula. 61 in livermore, 72 degrees to wake up with in pleasanton. danville, you're at 73 this morning. of course this will be the hottest region, the tri-valley. make sure you're staying hydrated out there. by 1:00 p.m. already in the upper 80s, low 90s. san francisco will be at 78. i forecasted your high in the city right at 80 degrees, so get ready for a very hot day ahead. potentially the hottest day of the year if all pans out, we'll
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just have to wait and see. temperatures today are going to require that ac in your car. mike, what else do we need this morning? >> it sounds like a cool beverage, i think. we're going to look out to the roadways where we just have some cool slowing that cleared eastbound on the 92. so a smooth drive across the water. on the east bay let's take a look. we do have an issue, a stall. southbound 680, reports are that it blocks one of your on-ramp lanes so that will affect you getting on to the freeway. the on-ramp is still open, though. smooth drive through alamo, lafayette, over towards the caldecott tunnel which is open, both bores for the westbound direction. north 880 slowing approaching the construction zone likely moving those cruiews right now. and in the south bay an easy drive, northbound with headlights at 101 and 680, a smooth flow of traffic, not a problem. well, you're here this morning, mike, so i take it you didn't win, but someone in the
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bay area waking up a millionaire this morning. there were two winning lotto tickets in saturday's $28 million drawing. one of them sold at the ocean supermarket in milpitas. the other ticket was sold in clear lake oaks in lake county. both winners will take home $10.3 million in cash. the stores that sold the tickets, you know, pretty good. they get about $70,000 each. >> you know what i say about not winning. $10.3 million in this economy doesn't go as far as it used to, so i'm good. governor jerry brown signing a couple of new bills into law this morning. we'll have all the details coming up next. >> reporter: and tonight the oakland a's could do it. they have one game closer to the playoffs. we'll tell you what will have to happen for the a's to move on. >> what will it take for you to log on to facebook this morning? you can get the latest news, traffic and weather.
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it is 5:11. welcome back, everybody. visa closing its very last office in san francisco today. the credit card company says it's moving itself and close to 100 employees across the bay to its foster city headquarters. visa said instant wanted to have all of its bay area employees under one single roof. the company has been consolidating its workforce since 2007. we all know that mobile devices are all the rage but not everyone is jumping on board. a pew research study finds only half of all adults in the country own a smartphone or tablet. it doesn't seem right. only one-third they say use their devices to view news
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stories and video clips at least once a week. a third of adults surveyed also subscribe to traditional printed newspapers and about 20% of mobile news users paid for an online news subscription. >> about 1% still have those big brick phones too, right? major recall this morning affecting 40,000 cars out on the road. for that and all the news where the bell we turn it other to seema mody, live at cnbc world headquarters. >> reporter: hi there. futures are higher at the moment as wall street begins the first day of the fourth quarter. the dow rose 4% and the nasdaq 6%. there is a fair amount of economic data out this week. today we get numbers on manufacturing and construction spending and fed chairman benber napg speaks this afternoon. the dow falling 48 points friday, the nasdaq moving about 20 points. here's the big news that you were mentioning. general motors is recalling more
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than 40,000 vehicles sold in warm weather states because of potential fuel leaks. the recall affects chevy cobalt and pontiac g-5 sedans from 2007 to 2009 model year and the chevy equinox, pontiac trend and saturn ion from 2007. parts connected to the fuel pump could crack allowing fuel to leak and cause a fire. gm has no reports of fires or injuries at this time. back to you. >> seema mody, thank you very much. we'll check back. the giants already in the playoffs. today the a's may follow suit. christie smith is live in oakland where the a's could lock up a playoff spot today. that will be fun. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. yeah, what an exciting time for bay area baseball. a's fans haven't been able to say this for a long time. they haven't gotten this far in a long time and now they're throwing around the "d" word,
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destiny. they are so close to the postseason, it's so close, in fact, with just one game out to the playoffs after beating the mariners sunday. fans went crazy with the go ahead homer in the eighth winning. hekd get to the playoff berth tonight but a couple of scenarios have to play out. they could clinch a wild card spot by beating texas once or if tampa bay and the angels lose once. it's been six years since the team has gotten this far. >> exciting, it's been great fun this year. they're so young, they're giving you all their hearts. we're really enjoying this team this year. >> reporter: now, the a's also have a chance to win the west if they sweep texas this week. game time tonight 7:05 and tickets are still available online. christie smith, "today in the bay." >> could be pretty exciting times. >> it could be the dream sequence in that world series, a's/giants, how about it?
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>> that's what i want. or i'll take the yankees as well. we want attention on our giants when they make it to the world series. good morning to you. any sort of outdoor activities today, you want to do it early. we've got a lot of sunshine out there this morning right off the bat. the sun is going to rise just after 7:00 a.m. blazing heat as a result. what i do want to point out is as we get that sunrise between 6:45 and 7:15 with all that haze in our atmosphere, it's going to be phenomenal. we'll get reds and oranges and show those to you throughout the morning. 62 to start in san jose. we're going to show you some of your south bay cities. 75 in campbell, you're at 78 in cupertino at this point so that's an indication of a very hot day ahead. those microclimates are kicking in as we wake up with very warm conditions. we'll see high pressure just about as strong as yesterday.
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more of those downsloping, northerly breezes, drying out and warming up along the way. for us that means fire danger is very high for today. it's probably too hot for your barbecue plans at 5:00 p.m. tonight. temperatures only cooling off about five grows. livermore at 103 today. san francisco 80 degrees. 93 in redwood city. 93 degrees there and 90 degrees even right on the east shore in oakland and fremont. here in san jose we'll get to about 94 degrees. as i told you, campbell is in the upper 70s. we are only a few degrees from our average high for this time of year at 5:16 in the morning. se that just tells you the story. as we head through tomorrow, we're going to drop off substantially. we return to the 80s by thursday. saturday to sunday things change yet again. the upper 70s with a few showers in the north bay. if this system comes to the
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south just enough, we could be talking about potential for a quarter of an inch to half of an inch of rain up there so it's going to get very interesting around here as we've got a roller coaster ride to get through this week. 5:17. find out how your ride to work is going. >> all right, so that's a look ahead. this is 880 north past the coliseum. i was watching for any slowing as we did have some construction crews, looked like they were clearing. right here we have the event, raiders and the a's both, good luck on their games. just a minor delay approaching the downtown area for northbound 880. westbound 580 moves smoothly through oakland. easy drive through livermore and pleasanton and just the volume causing an issue. coming out of the altamont pass, slow coming off the merge with 205. construction getting on to north
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or south 880 but auto mall parkway is an alternate to connect smoothly from 680 over to 880. south bay commuters are moving nice rein the northbound direction, 101, 880 all the way along the peninsula. look at palo alto, a smooth flow and very clear drive for 101. back to you. environmentalists say they believe a plan to study earthquake risk near a nuclear power plant on the central coast could ultimately put marine life at risk. pg&e wants to use giant air cannons to emit sound waves in the ocean near the diablo canyon power plant. they will create 3-d maps of fault zones discovered pack in 2008 but a state study found the testing was likely to harm local marine life and the environment there. the effort to conduct the testing has become more urgent since the disastrous quake off the coast of japan that knocked the fukushima power plant offline.
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same-sex couples are now to be considered family members thanks to a new order from the obama administration. the order gives some temporary relief to couples facing deportation like brian willingham and alfonso garcia from orinda. garcia has been embroiled in deportation proceedings after a traffic stop last year. house minority leader nancy pelosi praised the move by the obama administration but is urging congress to do away with the defense of marriage act which bars the government with giving federal benefits to married same-sex couples. young undocumented immigrants will soon be eligible to get a driver' license in california. a new law signed by governor jerry brown allows immigrants to apply f a license if they qualify for the new federal work permit program. they must be 30 years or younger and must have come to the united states before they were 16. the new law takes effect january
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1st. another new law will now require parents who choose not to have their children immunized sign a form indicating they understand the risks and benefits of vaccines. the goal is to ensure parents are educated on the purpose of vaccines so they can make fully informed decisions on whether to opt out. that new law takes effect in january of 2014. the time is 5:20. coming up, you might want to grab those reusable bags. the plastic bag ban is expanding in another city today. plus former governor arnold schwarzenegger releases his tell-all autobiography today. what it says about the breakup of his marriage. here you go little man.
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happy monday, everybody. sorry to report, sharks fans, after three days of talks between the openers and the
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players, no real movement in that nhl lockout but apparently talks will resume sometime this week so keep your fingers crossed. we'll keep you posted. it's 5:23. san francisco's plastic bag ban is expanding today. in 2007 that's when san francisco passed a law prohibiting grocery stores and chain pharmacies from using those plastic bags. today all retailers will be banned from using them and businesses will now have to charge people ten cents for any other bag they 55 ougive out. restaurants are still exempt but only for the next year. up close and personal was hewlett-packard's ceo meg whitman. she sits down with anne thompson to talk about what is she doing to help revive the nation's economy. >> do you ever leave here at night thinking why in the world did i decide to do this? >> no, no, no. >> you like that challenge? >> you know, i think you probably know me well enough to know i take on pretty big
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challenges. >> you can see the entire interview this morning at 7:00 on the "today" show. arnold schwarzenegger, the former governor, out on a book tour with his new autobiography coming out today and he is telling all. the book is called "total recall, my unbelievably true life story." and reports not only did schwarzenegger keep the fact that he'd fathered a child with a housekeeper, that he kept that secret from maria shriver, but he also didn't tell her he planned to run for governor. the book also talks about his days back when he was a body builder. >> very interesting. the forecast as well. it's 5:24 right now. we want to check in with christina. warm as you walk out the door. >> yeah, you can go straight to the tank top just about everywhere this morning. mike did that when he came in. 59 in livermore, 57 in napa, 52 in novato, so basically you don't have to dress for the two separate parts of the day. maybe up in santa rosa where we're at 50. once that sun comes out just
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after 7:00 a.m., we will start to warm up. look at your noon readings, up to 88 degrees as you break for lunch in livermore. 74 degrees at noon in san francisco. you'll be closer to 78 degrees, 80 in oakland at noon. rounding out the day at 90 in oaktown. that's very, very warm. 80 in san francisco, 103 in livermore. we are likely to smash temperature records today. this could actually be the hottest day of the year. we'll let you know if that's the case in your city if you're slated to break a record, when this heat will break and when we get that rain we've been talking b how's it looking out there, mike? >> we'll show you southbound 101 through san rafael, the curves at terra linda. if that is your commute into san rafael, a note, chp sent out a note about a speed team doing enforcement. always obey the speed laws, especially today. we'll look outside and see the bay bridge toll plaza where the volume tarstarts to increase a .
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a smooth drive out of the caldecott and out of the maze. the glistening lights are the east shore freeway. 18 minutes to the toll plaza. here also crossing the bay, this is west 92 with these headlights coming off of the high rise. a smooth drive, the volume picks up just a bit. the interchange, 92/101, a smooth drive along the peninsula. back to you. >> thank you. down in southern california they were bracing for carmageddon but this morning we can tell you it came and went without any major issues. no major tie-ups. the crews actually finished up ahead of schedule. you can see how fast they're moving there. they opened up the roadway last night. police say the big trouble had nothing to do with cars, it was people using the interstate as a playground. how about this, four roller bladers and a few pedestrians were cited and released for
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messing around during the downtime during carmageddon. i love those high-speed videos. that's very cool. >> that's how fast they work. >> if only that was true. 5:27. still to come on "today in the bay" the latest on the search for missing fishermen. we'll have a live report. plus a mom accused of shoplifting and then ditching her daughter. she's preparing to face the judge. most paints have color that sits on the surface. but nothing beats benjamin moore's color lock technology that locks color right in, no matter how often you wash it. color lock technology. exclusively from your benjamin moore retailer. find your perfect color with a buy one, get one pint offer. visit want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious?
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the woman accused of killing an east bay nursing student gets ready to face a jury of her peers. and if you thought yesterday was hot, add an additional 3 to 5 degrees and you've got today's highs. triple digits all over the place. we'll take you through your full forecast. well, today's high and the high rise all looking like they're all in our forecast. we'll show you how that traffic flow is shaping up coming up. a live look outside at the
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hp pavilion where unless something changes quickly we won't see any sharks in action any time soon, we're talking about on the ice. it is monday, october 1st. this is "today in the bay." 5:30 straight up, good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. happening now, the coast guard continuing its search around the clock for two missing boaters whose boat capsized near pigeon point. two of the men were wearing life jackets and swam to shore, but the other two are still missing this morning. they were not wearing life jackets. the coast guard searched the water by both helicopter and boat overnight. the man accused of killing seven people at an oakland university is set to appear in court today. he is facing murder and attempted murder charges.
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he is expected to be in court for a pretrial hearing. goh was a nursing student when he allegedly opened fire on is classmates at a teacher, killing a total of seven people. opening statements are set to begin in the murder trial of gisele esteban. she is abused of killing michelle le and dumping her body between pleasanton and sunol in may of last year. le's body was found nearly four months later. prosecutors say esteban blamed le for wrecking her relationship with a former boyfriend. that trial is expected to last a month. 5:31. the south bay mother accused of using her daughter as a shoplifting accomplice and abducting her young son could be in court today. 38-year-old marcy keelin was arrested in nevada friday night. she could have an extradition hearing today. on friday, keelin allegedly abducted her 11-month-old son. police say he is okay. now, prior to that, she was wanted for shoplifting from a
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morgan hill safeway store. keelin and her 10-year-old daughter allegedly stole more than $150 in groceries. police say keelin drove off when safeway employees confronted her and her daughter outside the store. parents at an elementary school in san mateo will notice some changes this morning when they drop their kids off. that school is tightening their campus safety policy after a 9-year-old girl was groped and dragged from the girls bathroom of the school less than two weeks ago. bob redell is live outside parkside elementary school where the new safety measures will be taking place this morning. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. yeah, these are measures that some went into effect last week, all should be implemented by this morning when school starts here this monday morning. basically these new measures are designed to keep people off campus and make it harder to get on campus. they just added this new gate here. all the gates, including this one as you can see right there are now locked. they are going to discuss
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whether or not they want to raise the fence. it's only a few feet tall. they also have just one entrance now and that's the main entrance. they are using that as a choke point so they can keep track of who's coming and going, that's the only way in or out. there are no people allowed on campus to pick up or drop off their students. all the drop-offs and pickups must be made at that main entrance. if you're coming to campus and have business on campus, you must sign in and wear a visitors badge. these new measures are in response to what happened here on friday the 21st. police say bradley mrozek followed a 9-year-old student into the bathroom, groped her and took her to a location off campus covering her mouth along the way. she was able to get away, to escape. this is around 2:45 in the afternoon, by kicking him and throwing rocks at him. when she mae it back to the school, police were called, they were able to find him and arrest him. he is supposed to be in court
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tomorrow where he could enter a plea to numerous charges, including kidnapping and child more less takes. earlier that friday mrozek was allegedly kicked off another elementary school campus because he was acting suspicious and near a third campus police say he offered booze to two students and said something inappropriate to another. reporting live here in san mateo, bob redell, "today in the bay." the hot weather expected to continue today and it comes with a warning after police say it may have actually played the role in the death of a concord woman over the weekend. police say an 86-year-old woman wandered off from her assisted living home in concord yesterday afternoon when temperatures were about 100 degrees. officers later found her body at fair oaks elementary school. health officials say stay indoors during this heat wave. make sure to check on your elderly 98 poneighbors as well. today is eanother spare the air day. we are all being asked to cut
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back on driving, avoiding as well certain outdoor activities. this is the tenth spare the air alert of the year. 5:35 right now. with temperatures soaring into the triple digits today, i'm thinking maybe it's a good week to break out the slip n slide in the parking lot. >> i think that's a brilliant idea. you're first, jon kelley. lots of video. we've got a good-looking day shaping up. taking a live look at what would normally be a fogged in daly city. you can actually see what's left over of that harvest moon. temperatures this morning are mild. this is san jose just crystal clear. temperatures are going to be very warm today. you don't have to have 20/20 vision to see that layer of haze over the valleys. 58 degrees in san francisco, 58 in sunnyvale and 58 down in santa cruz. santa cruz today will get close to 90 degrees. it is going to be a scorcher out
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there. whenever we get this hot, we do have indications for your health you need to be advised of. 90s to 100 today. watch for dehydration. we'll post all the warning signs for heat exhaustion on our facebook page. poor air quality inland will add to your respiratory problems if you already deal with those. elderly children and pets are the most susceptible you want to keep indoors between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. that's when the heat is at its worst. we're talking about 103 degrees in some of your bay area cities today, like livermore, like fairfield, 102 in gilroy, 90 in oakland and 80 in san francisco. the good news is tomorrow we shave off 5 to 10 degrees and we continue to trend cooler as we head throughout the week so we'll take you through that seven-day forecast. 5:36. first we want to check on your drive. mike, do you have ac in your car? >> i do. despite the fact that it is spare the air day and we're encouraging folks to use car pooling, we've seen a lot of
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traffic the last couple of weeks as all schools are now in session. we've seen the flow really kicking in all around the bay. here the san mateo bridge westbound, taillights starting to pick up the volume here. no major slowing across the span but an indicator that the commute kicking in a little earlier than past weeks. as you approach off of the east bayside, 880 moves smoothly and no problems for the craastro valley y. there was no accident on the road. westbound 580 moves smoothly at the altamont pass. the volume pretty heavy for this time of morning and looking at 880 through fremont, a smooth drive southbound with all of these headlights north past the truck scales as well. now that they have recovered at the desk, back to you. >> jon kelley stretching. >> he's got this jumbo mug and
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it's like four feet tall. i'm watch myself. 5:38. the supreme court starting a brand new term. we'll have the major issue they could be addressing coming up in a live report. >> reporter: can you believe it? the a's take on texas tonight and the magic number is down to one. i'm christie smith. we'll tell you what some of the players are saying coming up. jon kelley not even knowing his own strength around here. let's take a live look outside. a nice cool start at least, cool compared to how high the temperatures are going to get. a lot more ahead. 5:38. ♪
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welcome back. a good monday morning to you. 5:40. new this morning, three american nato service members and their translators among 14 people killed in eastern afghanistan by a suicide bomber who rammed his explosive-packed motorcycle into a patrol of afghan and
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international forces. officials say the rest of the dead are civilians and police officers. the taliban has claimed responsibility. the supreme court is starting its brand new term today and there are a number of major cases that they will be sk asked to decide on. tracie potts is live on capitol hill with a look at some of those key cases out there. good morning. >> reporter: one of them of much interest to californians, jon, good morning, everyone. prop 8, which was approved by the voters, turned down boy the lower courts, now makes its way to the u.s. supreme court. it is on the agenda for this term along with other cases from other states that have to speak to the issue of same-sex marriage, the defense of marriage act, whether or not benefits can be denied to same-sex couples. it is one of the big sets of cases that the court is expected to look at. among them, the voting rights act. several states looking at whether or not they can change their voter i.d. laws, and that
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could have huge impacts. affirmative action, a case coming up pretty quickly next week. the university of texas. they're deciding whether or not race can be used in admissions, and there will bow a lot of attention on chief justice john roberts. the last day he crossed over and voted against the conservative majority upholding most of president obama's new health law. as a result, a lot of conservatives very nervous as they go into this new term wondering whether or not chief justice roberts may be an unpredictable vote. jon. >> a lot to look forward to. tracie potts, thank you very much. a little more than a month away now from decision 2012, and this week the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. republicans are calling for more pressure on the president's foreign policy. in today's "wall street journal" romney calls mr. obama's policies dangerous. both sides are downplaying
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expectations, giving credit to each other as strong debaters. >> he's going to be formidable. it will be a good debate but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings. >> mitt romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> both sides already planning their post debate rallies. romney is in virginia with paul ryan on thursday. president obama will be staying in colorado. 5:43 right now. let's talk a little bit of baseball. long time coming. a's fans waiting a very long time for this, a shot at the postseason. >> exciting. the last time oakland was playing in the postseason was back in 2006. >> i remember. >> christey smi ie smith is liv oakland. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon and laura. you know, there is a t-shirt
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hanging up front in the team store here in oakland that says oakland a's feeling lucky and that's certainly how the fans are feeling this morning and the team, well, they're playing exceptionally well. you really can't fault them. and what's happening tonight is huge. they could clinch a playoff berth tonight. all eyes on the coliseum over the next three days. fans went absolutely wild with the 5-2 win over seattle before a crowd of 21,000 people here at the coliseum. they can clinch a wild card spot in beating texas once or by having tampa bay and the los angeles angels lose once. that would be, as you said, the first playoff trip since 2006 and some long overdue celebrations at the coliseum clubhouse. >> for a while now, we go out and battle every day and no matter if we're winning or losing at the time, we're going to balgt till the last out. we feel like we can win every gach game.
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that's how we're playing right now. >> reporter: also the a's win the american league west if they sweep all three games, which given this incredible season doesn't seem totally out of reach. game time is 7:05, a's take on texas. we haven't seen any champagne but we're pretty sure it's sitting around in a manager's office somewhere. christie smith, "today in the bay." >> some postseason magic hopeful for the a's, already happening for the giants. they secured their playoff spot. >> they beat the padres last night 7-5. they finish their season starting a three-game season tonight in l.a. >> cool way to end the season. finish strong. >> the only cool thing. >> that's right. smoking hot. >> and you can imagine if we're talking about 80 degrees in san francisco, l.a. is going to be downright hot. but it doesn't matter, we'll still put it to those dodgers. good morning to you. temperatures are looking good for an outdoor jog right now. it's going to get hot very
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quickly. i want to start with something we don't usually get, especially this time of year, a crystal clear picture of san francisco where you can see for ten miles this morning. we have perfect visibility just about everywhere as long as you discount that thick layer of haze throughout the valleys. i want to start out with the current temperatures. 83 degrees at 5:46 in palm springs. yeah, it's going to be really hot in southern california. for us we're talking about 103 degrees max in some of the warmest cities across the bay but that is warmer than we typically get across the bay area. drink lots of water, throw it in the freezer now. 57 degrees in sunnyvale, we are at 58 degrees right now in san francisco. even san francisco touching on the low 80s today, so even warmner danville, 69 to start, close to 70 degrees. we stop the clock right at 7:00, 8:tonight. that's when that marine layer will start to approach the coastline but it's not going to
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reach us until we hit wednesday. that's when we're expecting significant cooling. temperatures dropping back into the 80s. we've got a few hot days to get through first, today being the hottest of the whole week and the whole heat wave so far. i want to make sure you're ready. it's going to be even hotter than yesterday. so we have elevated fire danger, plenty of triple digits expected all across the tri-valley and getting close to 90 degrees even in oakland today. poor air quality as a result, a spare the air day. if you don't have to drive to work, if you can stay indoors as much as possible today, we advise that you do that. air quality is unhealthy, especially if you already suffer from respiratory issues or asthma. so look at the downward trend. 96 tomorrow, 91 wednesday. the heat breaks back to the 80s thursday and friday. we've got a really juicy system of low pressure. it just depend on how southward the jetstream dips as we head into this weekend. if it dips to the south just
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enough, we could be measuring up to half an inch of rain up in santa rosa by sunday. wine country, you're looking the best for the rain. it might have been the last hot weekend of summer. mike, i notice a lot of people going on 17 over to the beach. >> yeah, some people might get the sick day calling in going on here. we're looking at 101 as folks are making hair way to work as well as some folks to school underneath that 680 interchange. this is northbound 101. we'll show you the maps because that's the first burst we typically see for san jose. that's the slow from 680 up to 880. the second burst starts about 6:fitch. right now 87 around capital and then approaching the 880 interchange, those spots showing heavier volume and slowing as well as the surface streets. we'll move over to fremont where we have 880 getting on to north
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or south 880, the traffic flow is disrupted by the construction there. stay clear of that and use auto mall parkway to the north and that connects you without any problem. a smooth drive approaching that interchange with 92 but slowing out of castro valley and off the castro valley y. a live look across to the foster city side of the bridge, that volume really building too. no major slowing and we'll end with the last shot of the bay bridge toll plaza. cash lanes, there you go, guys, back to you. it's 5:49. the boy scouts of america says it will inform policend sheriff departments about suspected abusers that once worked in their ranks. the abusers are named in a perversion file the scouts have kept for decades. a court has ordered the group to release those files from 1965 to 1985 this month. a spokesperson for the scouts says the order has prompted the organization to go through the file and report any offenders to the police. belmont police at this hour
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still looking for witnesses who may know more about a bizarre crash and shooting along highway 101 over the weekend. it happened in belmont but officers shut down more than three and a half miles of freeway between ralston avenue and holly street in san carlos. this causing major traffic delays for hours. a red dodge charger was driving south on 101 about 3:30 yesterday when somebody drove up beside it and started shooting. that charger crashed into a fence injuring the woman and two men inside. the other car drove off and police still looking for it. >> we have the charger with multiple bullet holes in it and injured occupants. we're still actively investigating this case, so if anyone saw any -- the shooting, anything leading up to the shooting or anything after the shooting, including the crash, we'd appreciate any information we could get. >> all three victims of the charger were taken to a nearby hospital. investigator went to meet with
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them last night but so far no information has been released. 5:51. pg&e will be conducting pipeline tests on the peninsula today. between 1:00 and 3:00, people living near 280 and 92 interchange may notice a smell of natural gas. pg&e says the work is part of its pipeline safety program and crews will try to control the order and of course the noise. 5:51 right now. coming up the latest on the nhl lockout talks. the league still trying to figure out whether the season will start. plus the online retailer that wants to help you stuff your stockings this holiday season. [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one
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paville vivilion pavilion, wish we could have some action there but it is not looking good. three days of talks and they appear to be no closer to a deal. the two sides spent the weekend behind closed doors but didn't get to the big issue of money. they did talk health and safety and drug testing, however. the silver lining, both sides could return to the negotiating table tomorrow. well, the oracle open world continues today in san francisco. last night chief executive larry ellison kicking things off and outlined his newest vision, a new cloud system he says he believes is better and faster than the competition. oracle already has a cloud system, but this new one is meant to go head to head with amazon and google. the oracle open world runs through thursday. a local community center for computer programmers is safe, thanks to some generous donors. mountain view's hacker dojo has
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raised the $250,000 it needs to keep its office space. the city gave the group until december to modify its building to comply with city codes. that meant installing fire sprinklers, handicap accessible bathrooms and fire exits. hacker dojo now has money and time to complete those renovations before the city deadline. the world's largest online retailer will uncork a new service today literally. planning to sell bottles of wine this holiday season. the company is hoping to form a partnership with nearly 100 wineries from across the country. bottles would be shipped directly from the vineyard while amazon takes a cut of that sale. al se amazon says it will begin this holiday season. 5:55 and christina loren is back to tell us about temperatures going up and up. >> good morning to you.
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temperatures are looking good out there. it's cold in santa rosa and napa, a little on the cool side this morning. however, we've got 60s in san jose. santa rosa, you're in the upper 50s. once that sun comes out just after 7:00 a.m. you'll clearly see that layer of haze. however, we're expecting a beautiful sunrise. temperatures will start to get hot between the hours of 12:00 and 6:00. that is the peak of the day. 88 degrees, though, as you break for lunch in livermore. 85 in antioch. you'll be at 74 in san francisco at noon today so you can imagine temperatures smashing records as we head throughout this afternoon. 103 in livermore, 101 in concord and 80 in san francisco. happy to tell you this will be the hottest day of the heat wave and temperatures trend downward. even some showers on that seven-day. we've got a lot to talk about when it comes to your full forecast. mike, what are you tracking out there for us? >> i'm also tracking the weather, that's very interesting. we're also following the traffic here. 101 coming up the peninsula northbound with these
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headlights. this is hospital curve. christina is talking about the clear weather contributing to the heat. northbound 101. the commute direction out of novato into san rafael, no problems. watch the speeds because chp did warn us speed teams are monitoring that route this morning. a deer was hit in fairfield, a number of them this morning, so watch that. a quick look at the bay bridge, a live shot, cash lanes still the issue, guys. 5:57 right now. still ahead, a small step for advocates of same-sex marriage. we'll have the new announcement from the obama administration. ♪
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